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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2010–2012 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Industrial and Systems Engineering 540 Graduate Courses  

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16:540:510 Deterministic Models in Industrial Engineering (3) Deterministic models of operations research. Linear programming, the simplex method, duality, and dynamic programming. Prerequisite: 16:540:311 (undergraduate introduction to operations research).
16:540:515 Stochastic Models in Industrial Engineering (3) Stochastic models of operations research applied to queuing, reliability, inventory, supply chain, and other problems; Poisson processes; Markov chains; Markov processes; and renewal processes.  Prerequisite: Calculus-based course in probability.
16:540:520 Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering (3) Methods and techniques of operations research applied to the design and analysis of marketing and distribution systems. Topics include sales forecasting, single- and multiechelon inventory and distribution systems, routing and scheduling of product delivery.  Prerequisites: Calculus, some knowledge of probability.
16:540:530 Forecasting and Time Series Analysis (3) Alternate stationary and nonstationary time-series models for purposes of prediction. Smoothing techniques, estimating trend probability, regression analysis, and seasonality. Various estimation, econometric analysis,  and forecasting techniques. Smoothing techniques.
Prerequisites: Statistics.
16:540:535 Network Applications in Industrial and Systems Engineering (3) Flow problems in networks. Topics include shortest-route problems, critical path, and GERT.
Prerequisite: 16:540:311 (undergraduate introduction to operations research).
16:540:540 Computational Methods for Industrial Engineering (3) Computational methods in modeling, planning, and control of production systems; numerical methods; artificial intelligence techniques; exact and heuristic search methods; and computational strategies for larger scale systems.
Prerequisites: Programming in C helpful but not required.
16:540:542 Enterprise Integration (3) Building and integrating information systems into manufacturing, engineering, and business functions in an enterprise. Methodological and practical aspects including client-server models, internet-based three-tiered system architecture, legacy systems, data transfer, and distributed computing. Project involves prototyping of small enterprise information systems from design to implementation. Prerequisite: 14:540:485.
16:540:550 Special Problems in Industrial Engineering (BA) Investigations in selected areas of industrial and systems engineering and operations research.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
16:540:552 Manufacturing Project (3) Understanding of the state of technology in discrete, batch, and continuous manufacturing; hands-on experience. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
16:540:555 Simulation of Production Systems (3) Discrete event simulation applied to problems in manufacturing, inventory control, and engineering economics.  Topics include simulation languages, estimating production system operating characteristics, comparing alternative systems, and validating approximate analytical models. 
Prerequisites: Probability and computer programming.
16:540:560 Production Analysis (3) Analysis of production engineering, with emphasis on planning and control of manufacturing and service systems. Prerequisites: Probability and linear programming.
16:540:568 Automation and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing I (3) Design of automated and computer-integrated manufacturing systems using programmable automation. Modeling of discrete and continuous control systems, design and analysis of control architecture, implementation of programmable controllers, and shop floor data acquisition systems.
Prerequisite: 14:540:382 or permission of instructor.
16:540:570 Applications of Robotics in Manufacturing Systems (3) Integration of robots in manufacturing systems, design of robot workstations, materials handling, and interactions among manufacturing cells. Economic feasibility and robot selection.
Prerequisites: 14:540:343, 453, and undergraduate course in computer control is helpful but not required.
16:540:572 Manufacturing Processes and Control (3) Overview of controlling processes and computer numerically controlled machines, basic digital control theory, design and simulation of advanced controllers, tracking control in machine tools, precision engineering, sensors-based advanced monitoring of machine systems.
Prerequisites: 14:540:303, 382, or permission of instructor.
16:540:573 Advanced Manufacturing Processes (3) Introduction to modeling of manufacturing processes. Metal cutting theory and modeling advanced machining processes such as hard turning and high-speed milling.  Modeling of nontraditional manufacturing processes (laser, water jet, electrical discharge machining, electrochemical machining). Additive processes and rapid prototyping. Emphasis on process physics and analytical and computational procedures to predict manufactured product quality and production rate.  Prerequisite: 14:540:303 or permission of instructor.
16:540:575 Advanced Engineering Economics I (3) Economic decision models for engineers involving allocation and scheduling of resources; evaluation of factual and strategic alternatives; advanced risk and uncertainty analysis; and weighing and evaluating nonmonetary factors. Prerequisite: 14:540:343.
16:540:580 Quality Management (3) Quality management philosophies, Deming, Juran; quality planning, control, and improvement; quality systems, management organizations for quality assurance. Role of operations research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
16:540:585 System Reliability Engineering I (3) Methods of measuring the reliability and effectiveness of complex engineering systems, including optimization theory, preventive maintenance models, and statistical analysis. Prerequisites: 16:960:580 required; first course in stochastic operations research helpful.
16:540:586 Maintenance Modeling and Optimization (3) Maintenance issues; technical foundations for modeling such large-scale systems; approaches for condition maintenance; and optimization methodologies for optimum inspection, repair, and maintenance schedules. Prerequisite: 16:540:585.
16:540:594 Risk Analysis and Mitigation (3) Concept of risk and probabilistic models for risk analysis. Expert judgment elicitation and incorporation into risk models. Causal chain, fault-tree, consequence analysis, risk management, and communication. Case studies in transportation, homeland security, health care systems, supply chain systems, and natural hazards. Prerequisites: Simulation and probability.
16:540:595 Software Reliability I (3) Software-reliability issues; software errors, faults, and failures; software design for reliability; data collection; formal methods for reliability; software fault tolerance; modeling growth in software reliability; cost modeling and estimation; and software quality management. Prerequisite: 16:540:515 or 16:960:580.
16:540:650 Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (3) Supervisory control of discrete event dynamic systems, process monitoring, Petri nets, functional analysis, performance analysis, control specification, and control verification and validation. Prerequisite: 16:540:515.
16:540:655 Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Systems (3) Modeling of manufacturing systems such as flow shops, job shops, transfer lines, and flexible manufacturing systems. Topics include problems of failures and repairs, the role of buffer inventories, capacity allocation, and machine interface problems. Prerequisite: 16:540:515.
16:540:660 Inventory Control (3) Modeling of supply chain and logistic systems with stochastic demand and lead times. Characterization of optimal control policies and analysis of single as well as multi-item systems with single and multiple echelons, multiple retailers. Computational issues are emphasized. 
Prerequisite: 16:540:515.
16:540:665 Theory of Scheduling (3) Advanced topics in sequencing and scheduling for manufacturing and service systems; flow shop, job shop-static and dynamic models; multiprocessor parallel machining; preempt-resume algorithms; optimal due-date problems; probabilistic sequencing; simulation and applied operations research models. Prerequisites: Undergraduate production course and advanced calculus.
16:540:668 Automation and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing II (3) Design of automated and computer-integrated manufacturing systems using programmable automation. Modeling, specification, and implementation of factory information systems. Reference models and control architecture for discrete parts manufacturing, batch process manufacturing, and semiconductor manufacturing industries. Prerequisite: 14:540:482 or permission of instructor.
16:540:673 Laser-Based Micromanufacturing (3) Introduction to laser materials processing, micromanufacturing, and MEMS. Advances and opportunities made possible by application of laser-based micromanufacturing processes. Applications of laser micromachining, laser thin-film processing, laser microheat treatment, laser microwelding, and laser microrapid prototyping. Process modeling, planning, and integration issues. Prerequisite: 16:540:573.
16:540:675 Advanced Engineering Economics II (3)   Focuses on engineering economic decision making. Application of analytical techniques to the evaluation of industrial projects, the relationship of project selection to long-range planning, and the relationship between the economics of technical choice and industrial productivity. Prerequisite: 16:540:575 or permission of instructor.
16:540:680 Production and Quality Engineering (3) Integration of research in quality and production. Topics include models that relate quality and inventory policies, scheduling, setup costs, lot sizing, production cycles, scrap, rework, repair, location of inspection stations, process control, and electronics testing and manufacturing. Prerequisites: Production statistical quality control and stochastic processes.
16:540:682 Process Modeling and Control (3) Stationary (ARMA) and nonstationary (ARIMA) time-series models for process control; various automatic process control (APC) strategies; statistical process control (SPC) methods and integration of APC and SPC.  Prerequisite: 16:540:515.
16:540:685 System Reliability Engineering II (3)   Advanced topics in reliability theory and engineering; availability models of multistate devices; theory of preventive maintenance, replacement, and inspection; accelerated life reliability models.
Prerequisite: 16:540:585.
16:540:690 Component Reliability (3) Emphasizes reliability estimation of components stressed under different conditions of thermal, electric field, humidity, vibration, and fatigue. Burn-in testing, reliability estimation from degradation data, and relationships between accelerated stresses and normal operating conditions.  Prerequisite: 16:540:685.
16:540:691,692 Seminar in Industrial and Systems Engineering (0,0) Speakers from industry and academia describe their current research. 
16:540:694 Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering (3) Seminar for doctoral students in a selected area of industrial engineering. Based on current literature. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
16:540:695 Software Reliability II (3)
Advanced topics in software reliability modeling, calibrating models, software-related problems, software-hardware reliability modeling, and software cost modeling.
Prerequisite: 16:540:595 or permission of instructor.
16:540:701,702 Research in Industrial and Systems Engineering (BA,BA)
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